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abstinence

 [ab´stĭ-nens]
a refraining from the use of or indulgence in food, stimulants, or coitus.
periodic abstinence natural family planning; see contraception.
abstinence syndrome withdrawal (def. 2).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ab·sti·nence

(ab'sti-nents),
Refraining from the use of certain foods, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs, or from sexual activity or other behaviors.
[L. abstineo, to hold back, fr. teneo, to hold]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

abstinence

Psychology
Self-denial; voluntarily refraining from indulgences (e.g., eating, drinking inebriants, sexual activity); doing without substances or activities on which the subject is physically or psychologically dependent.

Sexology
To refrain from sexual activity, usually understood to be by choice.

Abstinence

Self-denial; voluntary refraining from indulgences—e.g., eating, drinking inebriants, sexual activity; doing without substances or activities on which the subject is physically or psychologically dependent.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

abstinence

Psychology Self-denial; voluntary refraining from indulgences–eg, eating, drinking inebrients, sexual activity. See Continence, Fast.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ab·sti·nence

(ab'sti-nĕns)
Refraining from the use of certain articles of diet, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or from sexual intercourse.
[L. abstineo, to hold back, fr. teneo, to hold]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Abstinence

Refraining from the use of alcoholic beverages.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ab·sti·nence

(ab'sti-nĕns)
Refraining from the use of certain foods, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs, or from sexual or other activity.
[L. abstineo, to hold back, fr. teneo, to hold]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about abstinence

Q. I have friend that drinks a lot of alcohol and not only in the parties I worry for her and I do not want that she will be alcoholic, how can i help her?

A. Thanks to all for the excellent tips..

Q. What is the reason one can't drink alcohol during pregnancy? not even a drop? what about be around people who smoke ? how do i know what are the healthy steps and resolutions i need to take in order to improve and verify my baby's health in any aspect ?

A. alcohol is known for it's ability to cause fetal deformations. if you drink a glass of wine a week it shouldn't matter (according to the teratology center) but more then that can cause serious damage. smoking is the same. as you may very well know - cigarettes has about 300 materials known to be cancerous. and it also cause the blood to be less oxygenated which will be even worse to the fetus.

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